Welcome back to Pissing Contest where, after a brief hiatus after scaring ourselves senseless, we’re back! This week, we’re swapping stories about the most humiliating time that we started crying.

When I was a freshman in high school, I failed algebra. Math was always a hard subject for me, a fact that only hardened as I got to high school. One day in class, I—already frustrated—was called on to answer a question. Knowing I couldn’t solve the problem, I quickly got embarrassed and—in front of the whole class—burst into tears, wailing, “I’m not going to get it! I’m never going to get it!” Yes, I was a theater kid. How could you tell?

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The incident was horribly embarrassing, but shout out to my math teacher, Ms. Tiziani, who gave me the kindest hug, offered to tutor me, and wrote me a pass to be late to my next class.

Some other submissions from the Jezebel staff:

  • “While being yelled at by a boss for fucking up a spreadsheet.”
  • “On a ghost walk when I was 7, not because of ghosts, but because I was scared I might pee my pants.”
  • “At dinner last year on my 26th birthday when I had just spent $700 on a phone to replace a phone that I dropped in the toilet.
  • “Also when I saw someone Instagram a picture of the phone I dropped in the toilet.”
  • “When I got a C in PE in 10th grade.”
  • “When I got my haircut years ago and didn’t like it.”
  • “Watching The Fault in Our Stars in public on an airplane and legit weeping.”
  • The last night of college, I got very drunk and cried to my then and current boyfriend in front of my whole class about how I was never going to get to kiss a girl.

Now spill, you sobby Sallys! From your eyes AND from your mouths!


Contact the author at madeleine@jezebel.com.

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